On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Donald Dean Gerhardt, age 68, of Mercer, PA, passed away at his home, after a five year battle with lung cancer. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on August 5, 1952 to George and Doris (Johnson) Gerhart.
Many people knew him as Spider. Donald "Spider" had multiple careers throughout his life but his favorite was his traveling carnival life. It was there that he met his beautiful wife, while running his favorite ride called spider. Donald "Spider" enjoyed hunting, fishing, carnivals, motorcycles, tinkering, mechanic work, history, music and guitar, but most of all cherished spending time with family and grand puppies.
Donald "Spider" is survived by his wife, Robin D (Minto) Gerhardt of Mercer, PA; children, Donald D Gerhart of Chillicothe, OH, James R Brooks (Shannon) of Mooresboro, NC, Shawn E Gerhardt, Nicole A Gerhardt, Brandi M (Gerhardt) Chambers (Mike), Dallas M Gerhardt, Kasey D Gerhardt all of Mercer, PA; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Richard Gerhart of Keystone Heights, FL; three grand puppies.
Besides his parents, George and Doris Gerhart; son, Mark A Gerhart of Odessa, TX; brothers, George Gerhart, David Gerhart, Ronnie Gerhart.
Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat, Inc. Share memories or send condolences by visiting: www.crematepa.com.
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